Success On and Off the Field at McDaniel College

Senior student-athlete Woody Butler has proved himself to be among McDaniel’s best and brightest on and off the field.

Butler, who is from Wolfsville, Maryland, has excelled not only in football but in basketball and track as well. Having been recruited heavily his senior year of high school, it’s no wonder why McDaniel’s “big man on campus” has become one of the most diverse and established athletes at McDaniel College.

With this obvious athleticism, it may come as a surprise to some people that Butler would have come to McDaniel over a Division I school. Butler commented, “Both of my parents are alumni here along with lots of close family friends I grew up with. Not only that, but McDaniel was a school where I could go and actually PLAY, not just sit.”

Despite being a Division III school, McDaniel has provided ample collegiate football opportunities for the 6’8” tight-end. Butler was invited to play in the All American Bowl after last season. Butler says, “Playing in the All-American Bowl was a great opportunity… I was able to play with great athletes from DII and DIII colleges throughout the Nation.”

Butler has also been invited to participate in the NFL draft, but despite all of his success on the field, he believes that his true strengths lie in art and technology.

Butler was also recognized as one of five athletes to be awarded All- Conference and Dean’s list for this past fall semester.